Historical Rosters Database
John Orfeur YatesRoster ID 2583
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1865|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Yates John Orfeur, Class of 1865: Born- April 22, 1845. Matriculated from Charles Town (WV). At VMI 1 year. Military Record: Left VMI without parents' permission and on May 25, 1862 at Charles Town enlisted as Pvt, Company B, 12th Va Cavalry. Captured near Berryville February 12, 1863. Held at Ft McHenry, Md. Exchanged March 13, 1863. Absent sick December 16, 1863-March 1864 (and possibly later). Paroled at Winchester April 18, 1865. Post War Career: Farmer; cattle raiser. Died- September 27, 1899 in Jefferson County, West Virginia; buried Zion Episcopal Church Cemetery, Charles Town, WV.|